What comes to mind when you think of vending machines? ItÛªs probably a nice refreshing bottle of Coca-Cola or Pepsi, or a tasty snack like a Snickers bar or a bag of your favorite chips. ThatÛªs certainly what we think about. We do, after all, provide soda machines for all sorts of businesses.
But how about art? No?
Well, Clark Whittington certainly does. As founder of Art-O-Mat, the North Carolina native has been repurposing old cigarette machines to dispense artwork from artists all over the world. They sell jewelry, sculptures, paintings, and more. With over 130 machines across the United States, Europe, and Australia, these vending machines make art collecting a bit more accessible for everyone. Now thatÛªs refreshing!